I recently read a shocking news article that claims the average cost of sending a 4-16 year old back to school each September is costing on average of £186. That’s almost £200 on uniform, shoes, sports kit, lunch bags and stationary. WOW! Obviously I try and do what I can to keep these costs down as much as I can. Using discount supermarkets for the uniform basics has saved a lot as has our local Poundland which was our one stop shop for all of the kiddywinks stationery this year.
As ever, Poundland has a great range suitable for everyone from primary school pupils right up to university students. There are some lovely co-ordinating ranges which include the brightly coloured Neon, Craft and Nu as well as some favourite characters such as Spiderman, The Lion Guard, The Secret Life of Pets and Finding Dory. Imogen loves the Neon range with its’ brightly coloured lipstick highlighters, lego shaped erasers and highly addictive maze pens.
We also found some great value branded stationery items on our recent trip to Poundland as well which included a 4 pack of Papermate Inkjoy ball pens which come in 4 different variations Black, Blue, Office or Fashion. I use these for work and they usually cost me £3 for 8, so these were a great find. Another bargain we found was the Helix Value Maths Set which contains a compass, 2 set squares, protractor, ruler, eraser, pencil and sharpener all for £1. The cheapest I can find this elsewhere is double the price!
As every parent knows planning is a massive part of the academic year and diaries and wall planners play a massive part in making sure I don’t forget which friend I’m picking up from school, who has after school clubs and the next wretched cake sale! Poundland have a great selection of these as well from pocket sized to A4, ones you can hang on the wall and weekly planners that you can stick on your fridge. I love this photo calendar that I’m going to fill with pictures of the children and hang in the hall and this mint green diary that will live in my overstuffed handbag.
Poundland also have a great range of backpacks, lunchbags and drinks bottles featuring Avengers, Disney Princesses, Shopkins and Paw Patrol starting from as little as £2. Cracking value and definitely worth checking out. You can find your nearest Poundland here or you can now browse from the comfort of your own sofa at www.poundland.co.uk